The former ‘X Factor’ star was supposed to feature on a song on Professor Green’s new album ‘Growing Up in Public’, however, after becoming involved in a number of highly-publicised controversies, he was ultimately dropped from the collection.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Professor Green explained: “James Arthur was on that record. But then he just kind of imploded, didn't he? It's a shame, when I met him he was a cool guy but he just upset so many people.
“The label was just like, 'It's not happening', and I can't fight the people who I need to support me.”
"Kind of imploded"? Whatever could he mean? We can’t remember any implosion. All we remember is James helping old ladies cross the street and posing for photos with baby lambs.
Unless he means that time James recorded a rap with a stonking big homophobic slur in the middle, and then used the old “I’m not homophobic, I’ve got a gay mate” excuse.
Or the time he said “a lot of attractive women are dickheads” because he’d seen Rita Ora on a date with David Beckham’s pal.
However, clearly Professor Green doesn’t think it’s too late for James - who recently parted ways with his record label - to turn things around, adding: “When I met him, I thought he was a nice guy, so hopefully he can just bring some of that back and get people to focus on the music and maybe he can too, rather than getting concealed by all the bulls**t.”